Panathenaic Stadium

Kallimarmaro

Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue, Athens

4.5

Panathenaic Stadium or Kallimarmaro is stadium and historic tourist attraction in Athens. The only stadium all over the world that is made exclusive of marble.

The history of Panathenaic's construction dates back to 4th century BC when it hosted festivals of Athens.
Panathenaic has hosted the first Modern Olympic Games. It is also the stadium from which the Olympic Flame is delivered to all the Olympic Games happening on different parts of the world.

A coffee store at the entrance of the Panathenaic Stadium’s entrance, where visitors can have refreshments or a quick snack. You can visit the stadium 7 days a week from 8 am to 5 pm.
General admission costs 3 € for adults and 1, 50 € for students and elderly people over 65. Free admission for children under 6.

The stadium also features an audio tour, no additional payment needed. The audio guide device provided at the entrance operates in 10 languages: English, French, German, Italian, Greek, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic and Russian.

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Open Hours:

  • Mon

    08:00 - 17:00

  • Tue

    08:00 - 17:00

  • Wed

    08:00 - 17:00

  • Thu

    08:00 - 17:00

  • Fri

    08:00 - 17:00

  • Sat

    08:00 - 17:00

  • Sun

    08:00 - 17:00

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Reviews

  • Miguel Machado

    5
    - 19 August 2018 -

    A beautiful monument transported from ancient Greek traditions to the modern era. The visit can last from 40 min to 1h and half depending on the level of detail and the amount of times you stop to rest, refresh or appreciate the surroundings. Although the entry is not included in the package for the main archeological sites it is well worth the visit (5€ ticket for adults)

  • Warren Tate Speaker Coach

    5
    - 07 August 2018 -

    I am a sports nut and needed to see the stadium where the first Olympics were held. An amazing feeling came over me when thinking that the greatest sporting event on earth started here. The marble and stone needs to be seen to be believed and sitting back, imagining what it would have been like all those years ago. It’s not a long walk to go and see this spectacular stadium, however you don’t need to pay an entrance fee to fully take in this special stadium.

  • Fabrizio Casetta

    5
    - 06 August 2018 -

    Bellissimo stadio! Consiglio di andarci a vedere qualche evento, se vi capita. Potete vederlo gratuitamente da fuori o entrare pagando un biglietto. Wonderful stadium! I recommend going there to see some event, if it happens. You can see it for free from outside or enter by paying a ticket.

  • Bumper 21

    5
    - 29 July 2018 -

    Fun experience! Bring headphones so you can listen to the audio story they provide you with. Best to visit earlier morning or in the evening.

  • Alex Goodger

    4
    - 18 July 2018 -

    Beautiful stadium, I would definitely not advise going at the time we went which was just after lunch in the blazing sun as it's so hot from all of the marble (maybe go in the morning or the evening), but that was our mistake! You can't appreciate how amazing it is until you go in though! There's also a mini museum inside where they showcase all of the torches from precious games and all of the accompanying posters per country. It's only 5€ entry and I think it's definitely worth it, especially if you're on a hop on hop off bus.

  • Peter Moutzouridis

    5
    - 17 July 2018 -

    Unique Greek stadium. Original Marathon event terminates here. Hosts important ceremonies. Created by huge rocks. Atmospheric and beautiful at the same time

  • Bagas Syafaad H

    5
    - 06 July 2018 -

    Stopped by on a hot afternoon after a tiring morning in Sounion and Acropolis, which were awe-inspiring. It was a memorable stop as the children got a chance to run on the tracks and pretend they were competing in a race. Luckily we had sports shoes on that day. The steps to the seats were amazingly high and I wondered how tall the Greeks were in those days. The stadium was rather small but compact but we could feel the excitement of those days gone by.

  • Shamimur Rahman

    5
    - 05 July 2018 -

    Historical place. First modern Olympics game was held here in 1896. The whole stadium is made of marble stone. You need to buy a ticket to enter into the stadium. Otherwise you can have great view of the stadium from the front side of it. And it's free of cost. Still I recommend to buy a ticket, enter into it and observe closely the history of modern Olympic.

  • Elliot Creek

    3
    - 30 June 2018 -

    If you are not that interested in sports, like me, don’t wast your time and money to go there. That’s a massive place honestly, but there nothing much to see. 5€ to walk there was not worth it. I recommend to sit back and enjoy the view of the stadium outside the “pay area”. There is a coffee shop and a souvenir market too. It is a good 25 minutes walk from Syntagma Square so think about it before taking this walk ;)

  • Paolo Deluca

    4
    - 19 January 2018 -

    Amazing structure and historic building. Definitely go and see this stadium. Its the location of the finish for the Authentic Athens Marathon and the home of the Olympic flame ceremonies I believe.

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